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  • Summary: Eight songs from Swedish electronic-pop duo's discography were rerecorded with their live tour arrangements.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Jun 20, 2014
    85
    It's certainly far more accessible, and much more ingrained in traditional dance and electronic styles, but it still has that unfamiliarity that remains The Knife's trademark.
  2. Jun 20, 2014
    80
    Refreshing in its conciseness and brightness, Shaken Up Versions embraces change even as it unites the different eras of the Dreijers' music.
  3. Aug 27, 2014
    80
    Despite the celebratory atmosphere, the group's air of menace remains intact. [Sep 2014, p.54]
  4. 80
    A sublime farewell from the millennium's finest synth act.
  5. Dec 16, 2014
    80
    The result is a set of tracks that, compared to the prickly, experimental music of Shaking The Habitual, are purposeful, propulsive and emotionally direct.
  6. Jun 20, 2014
    73
    Shaken-Up Versions doesn’t threaten replace anything in the Knife’s catalog, but it does highlight the levity that’s always been present in their music.
  7. 33
    It’s best to approach The Knife’s Shaken-Up Versions with caution, even though the blade has dulled this time around.

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